UPDATE: A reputed gang member who had been sought on a sealed federal warrant has been arrested, police said Monday.
Rodney Anthony, 35, is being held on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a firearm.
Police continue to look for four men accused of being gang leaders involved in drugs or guns: Eric English, 29; Jerell Haynie, 30; Jabari Liggins, 27; and carlos Taylor, 34. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the remaining fugitives is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP (7867).
Bail was set at $2 million Monday for four men accused of being the leaders of some of Omaha's most violent and notorious street gangs.
Vernon Elmore, 30; Lawrence McGarity, 36; Michael Liggins, 31; and Adonis Williams, 35, all must post 10 percent, or $200,000, to be released from jail.
The suspects' relatives groaned after Douglas County Judge Lawrence Barrett announced each of their bonds.
All four were formally charged with drug dealing; prosecutors said they built their cases against the men by setting up drug buys — crack or meth.
The men were among a group of reputed gang leaders arrested or being sought by federal and local authorities. The fifth man arrested, Marcus Jefferson, is facing a federal firearms charge.
Last week, Omaha police and the FBI announced the arrests as part of "Operation Purple Haze," a multi-agency effort to go after high-level members of the 40th Avenue Crips and 29th Street gangs.
Both gangs, police have said, specialize in drug and gun trafficking across Omaha and its suburbs and are responsible for some of the metro area's violent crimes.
No additional arrests had been made late Monday.
— Maggie O'Brien